Remembering Miriam Goodman - Her Church, The Chicken; Her Guests, Her Minyan
It's also quite timely that JWA just received a piece about the poet Miriam Goodman for We Remember, our online collection of engaging narratives and personal reminiscences about American Jewish women who died in the 21st century. I had never heard of Miriam Goodman until I'd read her obituary in the Boston Globe several months ago. And when I read the remembrance piece submitted to JWA by Leslie Lawrence, I began to miss Miriam even though I clearly never knew her. Lawrence's piece begins:
"One of Miriam Goodman's greatest pleasures was bringing people together. Often, she did so by inviting them for a meal. ‘My ritual is the dinner party;' she writes in her prose-poem ‘Dinner on the Mowing,' ‘... my church the chicken, my guests my minyan." I love this, and would have very much wanted to be part of her minyan. Check out the rest of this moving piece at We Remember.